NameJohn M. Hall, GGG Uncle
Birth10 Jan 1844, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death18 May 1910, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BurialClearfield Cemetery, Rowan Co., Ky
Marriageabt 1867, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseMartha Susan Roberts
Birth7 Nov 1848, Grayson Co., Virginia
Death8 Jun 1944, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth17 Nov 1869, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death14 Dec 1959, Clearfield, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth15 Jan 1872, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death12 Apr 1968, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth2 Mar 1874, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth2 Mar 1874, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death6 Oct 1953, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt Jan 1875, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death6 Mar 1876, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth15 Feb 1880, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth2 Jun 1881, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth23 Dec 1882, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death26 Jun 1949, Fayette Co., Kentucky
Birth20 Nov 1884, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death18 Feb 1908, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth10 Jul 1886, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death28 Mar 1924, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for John M. Hall
Clearfield Cem. contains adjacent stones for: John M. Hall, 10 Jan 1844 - 18 May 1910 Susan Roberts Hall, 7 Nov 1848 - 8 June 1944
Family history by Mrs. Hassard Hall says John M. Hall b. 28 Jan 1843. Most of the birthdates for children in this family, esp. those born after 1880, are from her account. She lists the first child as "Edward" b. 17 Nov 1869. She also lists a "Minta" b. 20 Nov 1871, but that conflicts with the birthdate of Mary Lou b. Jan 1872. It is probably the Arminta listed in the Rowan Co death records as having died on 6 March 1876 at 14 months.
Notes for Martha Susan Roberts
She was listed as age 7 in 1850, and as age 12 in 1860, implying a date of birth between 1843 and 1848.
Phil McBrayer's interviews with Emma (Clark) Petitt, as well as Juanita Blair's"Past Images of Rowan County"9
both say that Susan Roberts married second her nephew-by-marriage William T. "Buddy" Hall. But Nancy (Hall) Rose, daughter of Emmett Hall, says that Buddy married only once, and that it was Albert David Hall who married his aunt-by-marriage, as his fifth wife. That seems even stranger, since Susan was only 6 years older than Buddy, but 25 years older than Albert. Also, if the Rachel who was Albert's fourth wife is the one who died in 1973 at age 78, then she outlived Albert. So until I get some solid evidence, such as an obituary or a marriage record, I am not tying Susan to either of them as a second husband, but only describing this in her notes.
Census Notes for John M. & Martha Susan (Family)
1870 census of Bath Co., KY, lists on p. 83:
John M. Hall: 26; Susan: 21; James: 7/12, b. Nov; Troy Roberts: 11; Annie Hall: 75. Annie is John's mother. Troy is Susan’s brother; he was listed as Mitchell in the 1860 census.
1880 census of Rowan Co., KY, Morehead prec., lists family #43:
John Hall, 36; Martha S., 25; Jas S., 10; Mary L., 8; Anna, 6; Nannie, 6; Arminah, 3/12.
I cannot find this family in the 1900 census, even examining every page of Rowan and surrounding counties, and doing a nationwide search on the less common names like Ches* Hall or Isaac Hall. (John, Martha and Susan are too common as names to be practical for a nationwide search.) Either they were not enumerated, or they were living in another area and their last name has been misindexed.
1910 census of Rowan Co., KY, Cristy Creek prec., enumerated 23 April, lists on p. 7A as family #110/112:
Hall, John, 66; wife Martha S., 61; married 46 yrs, 10 children, 7 living; son Chesie M., 23; dau-in-law Betty, 23, married 0 yrs, second marriage for both; daughter Anna, 35, married 10 yrs, 2 children, 2 living; grandson Purvis, Cecil, 9; granddau Odie, 6; grandau Hall, Delia, 3.
Everyone is listed as born in Kentucky, including John's parents, though they were really born in Virginia. The Purvis children would appear to be Anna's, but she is not listed as a Purvis (she has the long dash in the surname column that the enumerator used like a ditto mark.) Delia is a daughter of Chess and his first wife Nola Cooper.